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From «Beowulf» to Caxton

Studies in Medieval Languages and Literature, Texts and Manuscripts

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Tomonori Matsushita, A.V.C. Schmidt and David J. Wallace

Senshu University has hosted many international conferences on medieval English literature – primarily on Geoffrey Chaucer and William Langland – as well as in the related fields of Old Germanic, medieval French and Renaissance Italian literature. These international collaborations inform and contribute to the present volume, which addresses the heritage bequeathed to medieval English language and literature by the classical world.
This volume explores the development of medieval English literature in light of contact with Germanic and Old Norse cultures, on the one hand, and Romance languages, on the other. The book includes a comparative study of Beowulf in the Germanic context, discusses aspects of Piers Plowman and its tradition, and offers philological approaches to Chaucer (especially his Troilus and Criseyde). The articles assembled here collectively suggest how the torches of classical learning were carried from continental Europe to illuminate the pages of medieval English literature.

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Adam 61, 68, 119 Adams, Valerie 251 Advent, Second 65 adverbial-type 244, 251 Ælfric 13, 18, 27, 168, 170, 203, 212, 213 Aers, D. 84 Aesop 262, 291, 293 Aitken, A.J. 261, 263 n, 268 n, 269 n, 271 Alan of Lille 57, 63, 65, 67, 70 ‘L’Allegro’ 225 alliteration 249–50, 286 alter ego 108 ambiguity 5, 111–15, 117–18, 129, 131, 133, 144, 275 amen (amen) 200 Amphibologia 143 n amplification 298 Ancrene Wisse 67, 215, 217, 226 Anglican Church 226 Anglo-Saxon 1, 5, 7, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 165, 202, 206, 211, 212, 213, 226, 290, 322, 334, 340, 341 Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 12 Anima 57, 73, 75 Anthony, St 64 Anticlaudianus 57 n anticlimax 132 antifraternal satire 89 n antitype 82 aphaeresis 215 apocope 215 Aquinas, St Thomas 65 archaism 226 Archbishop Parker 17, 42, 53, 151 Arcite 101–3 ars dictaminis 299 ars notaria 299 Aston, T.H. 80 n Athens 100 attributive compound 232–3 audience 106–7, 116, 124–5, 130, 299 augmentation 297, 300 Augustinian monks 89 Augustinian Priority (Newcastle-on- Tyne) 339, 340 authority 62, 101–2, 104, 106, 123 n Baird-Lange, L.Y. and H. Schnuttgen 218 baptism 65, 69, 82 Barbour, John 276 Barr, Helen 5, 79 n, 80 n, 90 n Battle of Brunanburh, The 14 Battle of Maldon, The 14 Baugh, A.C. 134, 139, 140 Beadle, Richard, and J. Grif fiths 127 n Beattie, Cordelia 90 n Bede...

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